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mark on our area. we'll show you the damage this storm has caused as the region braces for rough surf. nbc 10 news starts now. >> good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> and i'm vai sikahema. >> let's begin with meteorologist bill henley. he's got more on hermine, again, pushing further out. that's the good news here. there still are concerns as we mentioned the flooding. he also has our neighborhood weather. >> maintaining strength at 70 miles an hour. the winds are strong. look at the heavy rain offshore. that will likely stay offshore. now moving to the north at just 3 miles an hour. it's expected to come closer to the coast. so we still will see an impact from hermine. just not the heavy impact that it looked like it was going to cause earlier. it will be on the move but look at this. weakening instead of string thejing. the latest from the hurricane center shows it makes a turn and
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weakens further into early wednesday and then finally pulls away from our area. much less impact in the coming days. but for now, we're keeping an eye on the coast. each erosion, rip currents to worry about. most of the day, the weather is just fine. even at the shore, the weather will be nice with breaks of sunshine. philadelphia, 63 degrees right now. low 50s. upper 50s in the suburbs, just dropped from the low 60s. it's in the 50s in the lehigh valley. with sunshine, it's going to be 80s this afternoon. warmer than yesterday in spite of the wind. jessica boyington has a look at your labor day traffic. >> that's right, bill. ware watching 95 right now, headed through delaware. still doing okay this morning. we're not rally seeing major delays anywhere this morning. north or southbound from 295 to
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495 and 11 or 10-minute trip in speeds are into the low 60s or high 50s. we're watching the 42 freeway in new jersey. these are our cameras around the deptford area. northbound traffic, that's what's headed toward philadelphia. not a lot of people heading down the shore. if you do decide to do so this morning, no problems or delays. get there just fine. vai? >> all right, thank you, jessica. this morning we continue to track theoç flooding and rip current threat that hermine poses to our area. >> that includes the jersey shore. nbc 10's pamela osborne live in ocean city this morning. pamela, you were down the shore yesterday as well. we know the surf will be very rough again today. >> it is going to be very rough, rosema rosemary. we also know there is a ban in effect for swimming on the beaches they put this into effect when hermine was on her way here. that has not changed. it's going to be in effect through today because of the dangerous conditions on the water. we're talking about high and
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dangerous surf, high risk of rip currents through labor day, perhaps into tomorrow. we're talking about sustained winds of 15 to 30 miles per hour. gusts of up to 45. officials here in cape may county are monitoring high tide this morning and low tide this evening for any potential for coastal flooding. now, here this morning in ocean city, we saw a truck going by just kind of leveling out the sand here on the beach a little bit earlier today. again, don't be deceived as we were saying all day yesterday, as bill said, it will be a beautiful day at the shore. keep in mind the conditions in the water are dangerous, while some of the beaches elsewhere are open. it's your best bet not to get inside, because these waters will be difficult to navigate. reporting live in ocean city, pamela osborne, nbc 10 news. meanwhile, waves are wearing away part of the shoreline. this is north wildwood. you can see the beach erosion in this drone video.
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the next high tide will be just before noon today. parts of delaware could see some coastal flooding today. nbc 10's tim furlong is live in rehoboth beach this morning. tim, we know that similar conditions to the jersey shore, windy and of course you have to deal with the rough waves. >> yes, it's breezy right now. my pants are doing the parachuting pant thing here. we were here on friday when they took the trash can lids, moved some of the lifeguard chairs back from the ocean. this is breeze we're talking about. not horrible but any stretch but windy down here. it's hard to see at this time of the morning, you can see where the waves are breaking. it doesn't look that rough. it really isn't that rough right now. on a normal day in rehoboth, the beach goes out about another 20 feet and drops down really low. what happens is the water is very hey. here's the good news for rehoboth. rehoboth sits higher than some of the other towns. you go up the road in lewes, you
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have low spots down by the beach, the cape henlopen. dewey, the inland bay sometimes meets up. they meet up with the ocean and you have a breach like we had dlu during the blizzard in january. there are going to be swimming concerns today. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. swimming concerns and other concerns and certainly business owners want you to come back to the beach. if you didn't come down because you thought the storm is worse than it was, they're hoping to squeeze out a good last day of the summer season. we'll talk more about all these things in the next couple hours. live on the boardwalk in rehoboth beach, tim furlong, nbc 10 news. island beach state park will re-open for labor day. governor chris christie made that announcement yesterday. he said park visitors should be very mindful of rip currents and rough surf but should go out and enjoy the day. the park will open at 9:00 this morning. in new york city, the mayor says nobody will be allowed to swim or surf at city beaches today
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because of those dangerous rip currents. hermine any time you want using the nbc 10 app. you'll get instant updates and alerts on the storm plus you'll see our live interactive radar. and new from overnight, a man dies after being stabbed to death in west philadelphia. the stabbing happened just after 1:00 this morning on belmont and westminster avenues. philadelphia police say it appears the robbery was the motive. there's no suspect. police are reviewing surveillance video from a bar on the corner. the name of the victim has not yet been released. police are looking for a gunman in a double shooting in north philadelphia overnight. nbc 10 was on the scene in north chadwick street around 4:00 a.m. a man is in critical condition at temple university hospital. he was shot in the head. police in ocean conte are looking for a trio of thieves who held up a rite aid stealing prescription drugs. these three men stormed into the
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pharmacy in brick township last night. one of the armed american acted as a lookout at the front of the store while the other two jumped over the pharmacy counter and demanded several types of prescription drugs. witnesses told police the suspects may have gotten away in a small black or blue toyota or mazza suv. in the lehigh valley professor who was denied tenure is ending his eating strike today. he was recommended for tenure but lafayette's president denied it based on reviews from students. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> nice, clear view from center city. this is the view from the comcast center. we will see lots of sunshine. you'll notice more wind today as hermine is still churning offshore. cape may, the flood threat, that's later this morning into early this afternoon for the delaware beaches, the jersey
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shore could see minor, possibly moderate flooding. it really depends on hermine. high risk of rip currents, that will continue in rough waters. the winds gusting to near 25 miles an hour this afternoon. the wind speed forecast way down with hermine further offshore. minor flooding, yes, moderate flooding we'll be watching to are that. high tide is late this morning at the jersey shore. that's the greatest threat for seeing flooding at the shore. then again late tonight we could possibly see that. but 70 mile-an-hour winds with hermine is expected to weaken. it will be moving to the west. in the next few hours, expected to take a turn. the heaviest rainfall, i believe, will stay offshore. we're not completely out of the woods with a shower possible at the shore later today but it's looking much less likely. inland will be dry and sunny, too. 6 mile-an-hour wind right now in
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cape may is forecast today to be elevated to 17 miles an hour. gusts as high as 25 miles an hour this afternoon. you'll feel that breeze blowing inland, too. a northerly wind. another really comfortable day today. still get a good warmup in philadelphia from the 60s this morning into the upper 70s at noontime and 85 degrees at 4:00 this afternoon. 80 through the suburbs, partly to mostly sunny skies. ual you'll feel the wind blowing, too. delaware, 78 degrees, 84 degrees with sunshine and a few scattered clouds this afternoon. into the low 80sç with a littl bit more wind in interior new jersey. by war the strongest wind will be along the coast. you'll see more clouds along the coast, too. they're already there this morning. but trying to find a shower, that's much less likely today. looks like we'll stay dry even into the late afternoon hours. 81 degrees at 4:00 this
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afternoon. nice day today overall other than the threat at the shore of flooding and rough seas and rip currents. that's going to be improving in a couple days. then everybody will be flocking to the shore because there's a heat wave brewing. got to look at that with the 10 day on 10 on in just a few minutes. >> i think they've flocked down there. there may be stragglers headed down there today. most people heading to the shore are already down there. >> if people left because the forecast did look like it was going to a bad storm, you can head back. i'm sure jessica boyington has some good news in terms of traffic. >> of course. in terms of traffic, definitely good news there. if you want to head down the shore, by all means, get going now. there's no problem on the shore roads and not on any of the other roads and majors as well. we're looking at the blue route. no big problems or delays there. a couple of cars headed out the door. we did have an earlier accident open the boulevard. that's all clear. on the northbound side around
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wissahickon avenue. the southbound side of the wissahickon avenue ramp was completely blocked with that. it's cleared out of the way. we're seeing a delay, residual because of that. other than that, clear. checking in with mass transit, warminster train 403 for septa is running 11 minutes late. they're also running on a fall schedule, a brand new one. patco running on a labor day schedule. 11 minutes past 5:00 on this labor day. quickly moving and still growing, just ahead, we'll show you where this wildfire has ripped through hundreds of acres and what crews are doing now to try to get ahead of it. plus, wandering through the yard. a neighbor in chester county finds this black bear roaming around their property. phone out where this happened. more details on that and what wildlife officials had to say about this particular bear.
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5:14 on this labor day. here's a live look over beach avenue and cape may from our camera atop marquis de lafayette. conditions are dry in cape may. temperatures in the low to mid-60s. fortunately this storm has moved far offshore but some flooding is possible along the coast. we know the waters may be dangerous today. keep that in mind if you are going to be on the beach. >> meanwhile people on cape cod
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are waiting to see what hermine brings to the new england coast this week. yesterday was a picture perfect day. had a steady breeze. a lot of people packed the beaches for one last day before preparing for hermine or getting out of town. forecasters are predicting strong gusts. more than two inches of rain and minor coastal flooding. on this labor day, the democratic ticket is focusing on jobs. hillary clinton and tim kaine will be in cleveland. the campaign says the rally will be all about celebrating american workers and organized labor. kaine will be making a stop in pittsburgh. bill clinton will be in cincinnati. bernie sanders is on the stump in new hampshire. it's the first time he'll campaign on his own for hillary clinton. on yesterday's "meet the press," the former presidential candidate talked to moderator chuck todd about his future with the clinton campaign. >> we'll be seeing in the weeks and months to come, chuck, is me
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playing an active role, not only me trying to make sure donald trump doesn't become president of the united states but in fact we create a movement for this campaign and for the future. >> sanders also said he would advise clinton to stop all contact with the clinton foundation. republican vice presidential nominee mike pence also made the rounds on "meet the press." >> chuck todd asked mike pence to elaborate on donald trump's immigration plan. >> we'll end catch and release, do things that politicians in both parties have been talking about for generations. there will be no amnesty and no path to legalization. if people want to get legalize or get right under the color of the law they need to leave the country. >> pence said he would release his tax returns in the next week. he also weighed in on the issue of donald trump's returns.ç pence told chuck todd that trump will release them at the conclusion of the current irs
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300 acres near the town of red feather lakes. firefighters have about 10% of the flames contained. the blaze is threatening dozens of buildings. investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked this fire. now to a developing story out of syria, that's where multiple bomb blasts have hit government and military targets all around the country within the last half pour, the tej did toll jumped to at least 38 people. the biggest blast was in the town of tartis. a suicide bomber set off an explosive belt near a large crowd. we'll continue to follow this. 5:18. it's not the neighbor a chester county neighbor expected to be strolling through his yard. this is a black beer showing up in westtown township yesterday. state game commission believes the same bear has been popping up in ridley creek park as well.
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black bears typically aren't hostile. they try to avoid people mostly. if you happen to see one, don't you dare approach it. >> don't think you're going to give him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. >> it's not going to happen. >> 5:19 right now on this monday. i'm guessing a lot of people are in bed and maybe watching us with the covers pulled up, that kind of thing. >> i haven't seen one car pass behind you. not one. >> no. definitely -- >> there it is. >> one, two, three. just on cue there. i'm going to make the prediction today that we're not going to see much of a rush hour. a lot of people have the day off. one of the last full weekends they could be down the shore, maybe having a nice day there as well. on 295 around 130, this is over in west deptford, doing just fine. southbound from the 4 freeway, heading up over the delaware memorial bridge. 23 minutes right there. average speeds are also into the 60s. if you're in blackwood, watch for construction on shoes
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landing road. it may be extended a little bit. right now, the road is closed. updates in the next ten. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> pretty nice start this morning. 20 minutes after 5:00. 63 degrees, heading out right now, it is clear and a bit cooler this morning. a really pleasant start. we'll see a lot of sunshine today. sunny and a bit breezy, too. those flags will2be blowing in the wind even though hermine is way offshore. it's influencing our weather and will for at least the next 24 hours. but a pleasant evening, our skies will be mostly clear. just a few scattered clouds at time. the humidity staying low. with low humidity, you get cool temperatures in the morning. look at the suburbs, now down to 54 degrees. seeing 50s in south jersey. low 60s, not bad in philadelphia either. these numbers climb into the 80s this afternoon. there are some spots in the 60s,
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yukland township 63 degrees. collegeville, 53 degrees. st. david's is in the 50s right now along with ft. washington, gladwyn. at the coast, winds of 13, 15 miles an hour, that's at 11:00 this morning. they may go stronger this afternoon. we could see win gud gusts up t5 miles an hour. that's enough to keep the elevated flood threat around high tide this afternoon along the coast. inland, those winds at 10 miles an hour. that's at 4:00 this afternoon. the clouds are spirning ispinn. the suburbs, delaware are seeing bright sunshine. rainfall is staying offshore. and this rainfall is staying away from it. we have days of sunshine ahead. we need the rain but it doesn't
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look like we're going to get it. there's hermine. it will take a turn to the left. it will weaken that early tomorrow morning. then it takes another turn and heads out to sea, becoming less of an influence later in the week. stand by to for some warm weather. today 80s, upper 80s tomorrow and then the heat is on. starting on wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, temperatures into the 90s. it will be in the 80s starting on sunday. vai, rosemary? >> thank you, bill. the christmas creep. are you noticing holiday decorations on display earlier and earlier each year? retail experts say it's happening on purpose and we'll tell you why the trend is not going away anytime soon. plus, rough seas. a holiday crews turns into a headache and sickness for passengers. just ahead, hear from passengers on board the anthem of the seas after they sailed around hermine.
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and union members enjoying the day off can take a free tour of the bat ship "new jersey." the museum and memorial are open for the turret ii tour. bring your union i.d. christmas creep is on. we're not even through the labor day holiday weekend.
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retailers are trying to get shoppers into the christmas spirit. >> in fact, just last week, walmart kicked off its christmas layaway campaign. the shopping phenomenon snon kns the christmas creep is starting extra early this year. >> they're taking advantage of seasonal sales maybe when certain things are in stock or they might not be in stock or readily available during the holiday. >> the consumer experts also say the current summer clearance sales are a perfect example of that. people buying gifts now to give away in three months during the holiday. man, people can make decisions. i can't make a decision about what i'm going to wear tomorrow let alone what i'm giving something for the holiday. for those of us who do not buy christmas creeping into september, we won't like black friday. i have my christmas forecast coming up in just three months.
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for today, 63 degrees. we're starting off with clear skies at 5:26. jessica boyington is in the first alert traffic center. >> good morning, everyone. look at this, one car moving through the area on route 309 right around the pa turnpike. most likely going to see not a lot of cars on the roads this morning. also, a local police officer shot in the head. we'll update you on his details on the suspects.
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5:30 right now on this labor day. right now on "nbc 10 news today," tracking hermine. here is a live look at the nbc 10 first alert radar. as you can see, the storm is now heading toward new england. our last days at the shore may still see some flooding. a flood threat will be a concern at the shore and the beaches today. live team coverage from the areas feeling the biggest impact. talk about a rough ride. a cruise ship is forced to sail around hermine trying to navigate those choppy waters. a local passenger aboard the anthem of the seas gives us the story. nbc 10 news starts now. >> happy labor day and good morning. welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm vai sikahema. for those of you who are

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